Thursday, September 29, 2011

Woosong University’s English Drama Club

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so” ~ Hamlet. 

Many situations in our life can be positive or negative depending on how we view them.

Let’s imagine a situation that would be a nightmare to most people:
You are standing on a stage. A whole crowd of people you don’t know are staring at you. You are wearing clothes that are not your own and a hot bright light shines down on you. Your heart beats heavily as you take a deep breath and begin to speak…

Now let’s imagine a dream to most actors:
You are standing on a stage.  An attentive audience looks and you with smiles.  You are wearing a costume and standing in your spotlight.  Your heart beats with excitement as you take a breath and prepare to deliver your lines…
As you can see, the same situation can be a dream or a nightmare. There are many things in life that should be scary: sharks, war and global warming. There are many things in life that don’t have to be scary: speaking in public, making people laugh, and giving speeches in English.

Acting (whether with your friends, on stage or while speaking to a foreigner) can be fun.  Did you know that many problems with shyness, pronunciation and self-confidence can be helped through drama training?

The Woosong Drama Club has been formed to help students to become better actors and better English speakers through activities and performances that are fun and engaging.  It can be hard to feel comfortable speaking English in class when you are worrying about your exams and marks. But if you join our group you can have fun with your schoolmates while building your confidence and performing exciting scenes and plays in English.

So if you like acting, want to like acting, or just want to find an enjoyable way to improve your English, come join us and turn your nightmares into dreams.

The Drama Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 in Woosong Language Institute B104. Contact for more information.

Kevin Manley is an English Language Professor at Woosong University


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